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have been made in either crime. >>> a prominent civil rights attorney is calling for a federal takeover of the oakland police department tonight as the city grapples with another wave of violence. john burris confirmed he and several other civil rights attorneys plan to file a request by midnight, asking a federal judge to appoint an independent receiver to take over at least portions of the police department. the request comes on the heals of two new reports by a federal monitor criticizing the department's handling of officer involved shootings and occupy oakland demonstrations. the department is making progress at implemes reforms and the mayor says the city will night to keep the police department under his control. >>> wall, it's a big day for many bay area catholics and bay area gay rights activists. the appointment comes with controversy, the 56-year-old played a major role supporting prop 8, the measure defining marriage between a man and a woman. and recently in august, he was arrested for drunk driving in san diego. we'll have more on today's ceremony coming up tonight at 6:00
they haven't done anything else. >> reporter: civil rights attorney john burris says time's up for making mandated changes. he says opd has had a decade to make reforms. he plans to file a motion today requesting at least a partial federal takeover of the police department. >> maybe someone need to come in and tell them what they must do. and that is the approach that we think a receiver would do. he would give orders. >> i'm still confident by the end of the year we can avoid it. >> reporter: the mayor and chief they they believe the department is moving the right direction and will work to keep opd under local control. >> we don't know what form it will take. obviously i think that the chief's made progress. i don't want his work to be undermined. >> reporter: a federal hearing on this matter is scheduled for december 13. we understand the judge is expected to make a decision on the issue of receivership in december. again, the chief and the mayor believe that the department is on the right course, and they believe they still have time to prove that. reporting live in oakland, nbc bay a
and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. >>> something has to change. that's the stance from civil rights attorneys asking for the feds to take over the oakland police department. that move follows a series of scathing reports and a police corruption case nearly a decade old. a request was filed that a federal judge appoint an independent receiver to take over a portion of the opd. two new reports criticizes the department's handling of officer involved shootings. >> we're saying you should. use force when it's not reasonable to do so or stopping people on the damn street because they're black when they haven't done anything else. >> oakland's police chief says the department is making progress on implements the forms, but the mayor will fight to keep the department under the chief's control. >> this was the ceremony for the archbishop at st. mary's cathedral. he was previously the bishop in oakland. 2,000 people were onhand, including officials from the vatican. out side the church, supporters were joined by gay rights activists protesting his outspoken stance against same-sex marriage.
the oakland police department? civil rights attorneys are explaining why they are asking for a federal takeover. a motion was filed to put the department in receivership, for them the final straw was the latest federal monitoring report that provided no hope the monitor criticized the department's handling of officer involved shooting and oakland demonstration. >> we can't wait for more empty promises. we can't wait for officers, many of whom, most of whom are doing a great job here at oakland, to fail to get the training and supervision that they need. >> on the flip side the mayor and the police chief have said they believe the department is moving in the right direction and will work to keep it under control control. >> it wasn't the first time prosecutors claim a morgan hill mother used her 10-year-old daughter more than once to shoplift. prosecutors say when employees spotted marcie stealing on september 19th it was her second attempt. they were unable to catch her two weeks earlier. she was charged with commercial burglary and a count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor
what mitt did to me. it also warns that romney will end bert and ernie's right to a civil union. the debate was the most tweeted about event in u.s. political history. >>> former saved by the bell star is suffering from bipolar disorder. "people" interviewed the women after lark's appearance on tv last spring had fans wondering about her drastic new look. "people" said she did talk about voices in her head and explained long pauses in her answers as moments of prayer. >>> and a cleveland school bus driver was fed up with one woman he said repeatedly drove on the sidewalk to go on his bus when he stopped to pick up a disabled child. so he had police set up a sting. >> all right. justice has been served. >> well, the driver pleaded not guilty tuesday to reckless operation and failing to stop for a school bus. that will teach him. it's 8:06. let's go over to al with a check of your weather. >> guess he doesn't know about the video. >> i guess not. >> thanks, nat. let's see what we've got for you as far as today's weather is concerned. we are looking at our pick city of the day. it
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